Whoa, We're Halfway There: The Grierson & Leitch Top 12 Movies Of The…

Shockingly, we are more than halfway through 2012. (It's a backloaded year: Olympics, election, total global catastrophe—all stacked up from late July on.) As always, the best, most "prestigious" movies won't be released until November or December, because the people who vote on the Oscars are senile and cannot… » 7/17/12 4:33pm 7/17/12 4:33pm

Lynn Shelton Is The Next Great American Director

Can you believe that only two American women have ever been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Director category? Two. Awards are too often lazily used as some sort of actual shorthand barometer of quality and consensus—Jesus, people, Crash won, which should have eliminated that notion forever—but still: Two?… » 6/12/12 3:15pm 6/12/12 3:15pm